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Macaulay Honors College is pleased to welcome Dr. Darryl Peterkin as Associate Dean for Student Success and Equity. This new role was created to deepen synergies between student services and enrollment management; to champion the college’s efforts to enhance diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging; and to realize our vision to attract and nurture students who represent the full diversity of CUNY.

Dr. Peterkin brings a wealth of experience to the role, including as Director of the Clara I. Adams Honors College at Morgan State University, one of the nation’s largest and most diverse historically black universities, and as Vice President of the National Collegiate Honors Council, where he is a contributor to the national conversation about equity and inclusion in honors education.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Peterkin to the Macaulay Honors College community,” said Dean Dara Byrne. “His leadership, expertise, and commitment to student success and equity will be invaluable in advancing the college’s mission and supporting our students as they prepare for life beyond Macaulay.” He will start in early June.

Dr. Peterkin joins Macaulay from Morgan State University’s James H. Gilliam, Jr. College of Liberal Arts, where he was Assistant Dean for Student Success and previously Director of the Clara I. Adams Honors College. He has also held the positions of Director of the Center to Serve Historically Black Colleges and Universities at the Southern Education Foundation, Director of Studies at Butler College at Princeton University, and Dean of Honors at Dillard University.

Dr. Peterkin co-founded the Greater Baltimore Collegiate Honors Council, an initiative to promote collaboration between honors programs and colleges in the Baltimore higher education community, and has served as Vice President of the Maryland Collegiate Honors Council, President of the Northeast Regional Honors Council, and President of the National Association of African American Honors Programs. His roles include Immediate Past President of the Northeast Regional Honors Council, Past President of the National Association of African American Honors Programs, and Vice President of the National Collegiate Honors Council.

“Macaulay Honors College is synonymous with excellence and innovation in honors education,” said Dr. Peterkin. “I am truly excited to join the Macaulay community at this critical moment in higher education, and look forward to working with my new colleagues to further the college’s mission.”

Dr. Peterkin holds a PhD and an MA in History from Princeton University, a BA in American Studies from Yale University, and is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts at the University of Baltimore.